Necklaces

8/09/2011 02:44:00 PM Posted In Edit This 14 Comments »
I wanted to draw, but as often happens, not much was appealing to me to do.   Personally, I think it's my inner critic in a snit, but today I ignored her.  So, after wandering around for awhile actually talking right out loud to myself (to the confusion of the dog who  thinks that all conversations are to and about her).  Fortunately my sweetie wasn't here.

I decided to start small, so I got out one of my sketch books, divided a page into sections with a Micron pen (.005, my favorite) and chose one of my necklaces to sketch.  It didn't take long before I was immersed in what I was doing, so when I finished the first one, I chose another one.  After all the sections were filled on the page with different necklaces, I decided to forge ahead by adding color.  When all the color was added I, rather compulsively, proceeded to fool around with a border.  I'm not sure it adds anything to the thing as a whole, but I had a good time doing it.  And, I just might start adding color to it when I'm finished with this post .....


14 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

How wonderfully this turned out! A new sort of grid!! And I must say, you have some really lovely jewelry!!!

Phil Davis said...

Nice one Nancy, I know how it feels when you really want to paint or draw and can't find anything to interest you.

Sandy B said...

Very pretty love the detail.

thepinkrachael said...

Great detail on such intricate things to draw! glad you got inspired - definitely worth it! I now need to get myself drawing something too...!

Caatje said...

I love this. It's like a realistic doodle ;-)

Cathy Holtom said...

That's how great ideas start! I like the border too, great sketch.

Sandy Coleman said...

Very creative solution to creative block. These are great. I thought they were real when I first came here.

Cynthia Eloise said...

it has that zen doodle look to it. a great way to start when you are blocked.

kazumiwannabe said...

They look fantastic. Love how you rendered the various textures, the intricacy of the metal and chains, the light on the brilliant parts. Beautiful work, great page, and a very cool way to break the block!

Ginny said...

I love how you shared the whole process you went through to create something lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Alex said...

Lovely =)

marancat said...

What a terrific idea! I may borrow it next time I am stuck for something to draw.. These turned out so well!

Terrie said...

So this is the great stuff that happens when we sit down with a pen, even if not feeling inspired? Fab-u-lous!

Marva said...

Oh this is cool! Don't you just hate it when your muse is bored? :D